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CHIRP(1) General Commands Manual CHIRP(1)


chirpw - A tool for programming two-way radio equipment


chirpw [-h] [--module module] [--version] [--profile] [--onlydriver ONLYDRIVER [ONLYDRIVER ...]] [--inspect] [--page PAGE] [--action {upload,download,query_rr,query_mg,query_rb,query_dm,new}] [--restore] [--force-language FORCE_LANGUAGE] [--no-linux-gdk-backend] [--install-desktop-app] [-q] [-v] [--log LOG_FILE] [--log-level LOG_LEVEL] [file ...]


This manual page documents briefly the chirpw command.

chirpw is a tool for programming two-way radio equipment It provides a generic user interface to the programming data and process that can drive many radio models under the hood.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`--'). A summary of options is included below.

Show summary of options.

positional arguments:

File to open


Show summary of options
Load module on startup
Print version and exit
Enable profiling
Include this driver while loading
Show wxPython inspector
Select this page of the default editor at start
Start UI action immediately
Restore previous tabs
Force locale to this ISO language code
Do not force GDK_BACKEND=x11
Prompt to install a desktop icon
Decrease verbosity
Increase verbosity
Log messages to a file
Log file verbosity (critical, error, warn, info, debug). Defaults to 'debug'.


chirpw was written by Dan Smith.

This manual page was written using help2man for the Debian project (and may be used by others).

January 2024